12 Dec Helping Patients Get Back On Their Feet
For Geoff Watson, M.D., a foot and ankle surgeon at the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, caring for patients with lower extremity injuries comes naturally. During his first month of residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, his dad suffered a tendon injury, and he learned firsthand the importance of proper diagnosis and care. “A few weeks into my residency, my dad had an Achilles tendon rupture that was misdiagnosed, and he went about four weeks before realizing the tendon was torn and another two weeks before surgery,” Watson said. “Because the treatment timeline was delayed, he ended up having a bigger surgery and a longer recovery process. Since then, I’ve worked with and learned from many well-respected foot and ankle specialists and am passionate about the treatment options available.” At the Institute, new procedures are getting patients moving more quickly with less pain.